All of this begs the question: What will flying be like the next time you travel? Will people be wearing masks? Will you have to sit near a stranger? And, most importantly, will there still be free pretzels?
To help you out, I got the skinny from United’s corporate medical director, Pat Baylis, a 35-year United veteran and the only full-time, on-site medical director at a US airline.
While the following information is specific to United, American Airlines and Delta have some similar policies. Here’s what you can expect the next time you fly.
But know this: Any type of travel increases your risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. The safest thing you can do is avoid traveling altogether.